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Teeth Grinding/Bruxism Care
at First Dental Studio

person with tooth acheBruxism, commonly known as teeth grinding, is a prevalent issue often associated with stress and subconscious habits. In bustling areas like Brisbane CBD, where tension runs high, many individuals unknowingly exhibit bruxism by clenching or grinding their teeth, particularly during times of stress or concentration.

Identifying the Symptoms Contributing to the Problem

Teeth grinding can occur both during the day and at night, leading to various oral health concerns and discomfort. Common signs of bruxism include worn tooth structures, heightened tooth sensitivity, enamel damage, and even jaw joint problems. People may experience muscle fatigue, soreness in facial muscles, clicking or creaking noises from the jaw joint, and difficulty opening their mouths fully.

Bruxism can have highly detrimental effects on oral health and overall well-being. To alleviate symptoms and prevent further damage, proactive measures are essential.

Taking a Direct Approach to the Problem

The team at First Dental Studio addresses teeth grinding directly through:

  • Monitoring and Awareness: for mild cases, our dentists typically recommend monitoring the condition and raising awareness to minimise teeth-grinding behaviours consciously
  • Occlusal Splints: in more severe instances, the use of an occlusal splint, commonly worn at night, acts as a protective guard to prevent teeth, joints, and muscles from the impacts of clenching and grinding. These splints help reduce the pressure exerted on the oral structures, promoting relief and preventing long-term damage.
  • Behavioural Modification: dentists may also guide behavioural modifications to reduce clenching forces and train individuals to mitigate the habit over time. By gradually decreasing reliance on the guard through proper training and awareness techniques, long-term management of bruxism can be achieved.

If you experience symptoms of bruxism, such as worn teeth, jaw pain, or muscle fatigue, it’s crucial to seek professional dental care. With thorough examinations and personalised care plans, our dentists can help address bruxism-related issues effectively, improving oral health and quality of life.

Time to Visit Our Office

Don’t let bruxism disrupt your oral health and comfort. Schedule a consultation with our dental team to explore tailored solutions for managing teeth grinding and safeguarding your smile. Let’s work together towards a healthier, stress-free oral environment.


* Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner such as a Specialist Oral Surgeon.


Teeth Grinding/Bruxism Care Brisbane CBD QLD | (07) 3229 4121